Flights from London to Rome

London to Rome

  • Rome is served by 2 airports. These are Rome Ciampino, Rome Fiumicino.
  • £53 was the cheapest return price from London to Rome last month
  • The average flight time from London to Rome is 2h 25min
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Rome last month was British Airways
  • 8 airlines fly direct from London to Rome
  • There are 177 flights a week from London to Rome
  • London to Rome is 894 miles

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Flights from London to Rome

This information is correct as of June 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Rome

Eight airlines currently fly from London to Rome: Alitalia from Heathrow; British Airways from Heathrow and Gatwick; easyJet from Gatwick and Luton; Norwegian Air Shuttle from Gatwick; Vueling from Gatwick; Ryanair from Stansted; Monarch Airlines from Luton; and Alitalia CityLiner from London City.

Terminal Information – Departing

The information in this section is just a guideline. Always check your boarding card for terminal details.

London City is a one terminal airport. It’s favoured by business people. With its free Wi-Fi and ‘Silent Airport Policy’ it’s not hard to see why. There are very few shops in the terminal, although there is a Links of London if you feel like picking up a nice piece of jewellery while you wait.

Flights to Rome from Heathrow Airport generally depart from Terminals 4 and 5. Both terminals have their own stops on the Piccadilly Line and Heathrow Express, so pay close attention while travelling to the airport. Terminal 5 has lots of luxury shops, and is home to Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food restaurant. Terminal 4 also has plenty of high end names and is a great place to do a bit of window shopping.

British Airways and Vueling both fly from Gatwick’s North Terminal, while easyJet and Norwegian fly from the South Terminal. National Express and easyBus coaches usually stop at both terminals, while the Gatwick Express drops passengers at the South Terminal. It’s easy to reach the North Terminal using the inter-terminal shuttle inside the airport. Both terminals have an abundance of bars, restaurants and high street shops.

Stansted Airport only has one terminal, but it has an impressive range of eateries and a good selection of high street shops. Pick up a souvenir from Hamleys, treat yourself to a beauty buy from The Body Shop, or grab a bargain at WorldDutyFree.

Luton Airport also has one terminal. Free Wi-Fi is available, and there’s a good range of shops including Victoria’s Secret, MAC Cosmetics, Kurt Geiger, and JD Sports. There’s even a nail bar for those who need a last minute manicure.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Most of the airlines fly to Rome Fiumicino, while Ryanair fly to Rome Ciampino. Ciampino only has one terminal.

At Fiumicino easyJet usually land at Terminal 2, Alitalia and Alitalia CityLiner land at Terminal 1 (sometimes Terminal 3), and all other flights from London disembark at Terminal 3. Most of the buses stop outside Terminal 3. All of the terminals are within walking distance from each other, so wherever you land it’s easy to get to the city centre.

Practical Information

You will need a valid passport to fly to Rome from London. Make sure it won’t expire while you’re away: if it will you might not be allowed to board your flight.

Try to arrive at the airport no later than one hour before departure: earlier if you’re checking in luggage. Leave extra time if you’re travelling at the weekend or during the school holidays, as security queues can be longer at these times.

What to expect in Rome

Rome is one hour ahead of the UK. The currency is the Euro, which is currently weak against the pound. Rome is a lot cheaper than London, with a three course meal for two coming in at €50 (less than £36). We’ve put together our picks, 12 of the best restaurants in Rome, where you can enjoy a great meal at bargain prices.

Rome can be very hot in the summer, with highs of 30°C in July and August. During the winter it’s not bad either, with temperatures of up to 12°C in January (the coldest month). Remember to pick up some sunscreen at the airport, and stay hydrated.

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